Friday, September 09, 2005

It's another morning.


5:45 a.m.: Nanaw drags her tired, old, butt outta the bed and goes directly to the coffee pot, by feel, cause her eyes aren't open yet, grabs pancakes out of the freezer and tosses them into the microwave, sips coffee for the 2 minutes it takes to zap em then puts them on a plate and squirts some syrup on.

5:50 a.m.: Feels way to the laundry room and grabs shorts and shirt off of hangers and lays them out.

5:55 a.m.: Takes coffee to tiny puter room and connects to Internet by dial-up to read Headlines but it takes 10 more minutes for eyes to focus.

6:15 a.m.: Goes to wake theTerrorist from his boyish dreams.

6:16 a.m.: Goes again to wake Terrorist who's lagging in the bed.

6:17 a.m.: Goes, with threats of withholding Friday pep rally funds, to wake Terrorist. Terrorist awakens.

6:18 a.m.: Reminds Terrorist for the 3,450th time of the morning routine expectations,,,,,, Eat breakfast, brush teeth, wash face, get fully dressed.

6:40 a.m.: Goes to bathroom to get snoozing Terrorist outta the floor. Remind him about brushing teeth.

6:42 a.m.: Goes back to bathroom to find Terrorist dipping toothpastefree toothbrush into stream of water, make him actually put toothpaste ON toothbrush and insert into mouth and brush.

6:50 a.m.: Instructs Terrorist to get dressed.

6:52 a.m.: Instructs Terrorist to get dressed.

6:54 a.m.: Grabs belt and instructs Terrorist to get dressed.

6:59 a.m.: Terrorist dressed.

7:00 a.m.: Reminds Terrorist to watch for school bus.

7:05 a.m.: Pries Terrorist away from cartoons and out the door to wait for the bus.

Thank God there is school. Thank God there are teachers. Thank God for the school bus. Thank God for coffee.

20 comments:

cassie-b said...

What - another typical morning?

I remember those wake up calls. Fortunately, Don wakes up on his own, and there's just two of us here.

I'm telecommuting today from home, and I get to sleep an extra half hour. This morning, I stretched it to an hour, but still logged on in time.

Karen said...

awww she looks cute even from far away - sorry about the camera tapes.

Hehe love the morning routine, my eyes don't like to open much that early either :D

bornfool said...

Amen!

David said...

Wait, wait, wait!!!! Grabs the pancakes out of the freezer? Come on now, pancakes have to be made from scratch and be fresh. Got to treat those grandkid right don't we?

Brenda said...

David,,,you're joking,,right?

Cal said...

That is far too early in the morning! Makes me feel tired just reading it.

Sally said...

Ho hum just another day!! Kidding, of course! Thank God also that you're still YOUNG!!!!!
:)

Leslie said...

He's gotta be joking. Or at least ducking.

That's a whole lot to be thankful for for sure. I don't think I could do it, Brenda. I have a hard enough time just not tripping over a black cat in the dark at 5:45. My only goal is not to break my neck before I get coffee.

Piggy and Tazzy said...

the 5:55 bit referring to dial-up almost makes me cry for you.

Are you nearer broadband yet?

What about satellite service?

Joan said...

Wow, Brenda you are a hard act to follow. It's funny how the presense a mere belt can produce the incentive to finish the task LOL... Whatever works!!

me said...

We're still in the stage of dressing Dylan. 'Course, we have to catch him, first.

Brent said...

My day starts with "Alarm rings at 4:30 a.m. and I wish it was Saturday everyday." Coffee isn't very effective at 4:30 a.m., but I do feel your pain. Kim has to get the kids up, as I've been at work for an hour when she tries to drag all three of them out of bed.

Holly said...

hmm.. belt.. that's what's missing from my morning routine. however, if i showed it to zoe, she would miss the point. she'd ask me to let her try it on.

Mark said...

Cat in the toilet....

Gives one pause.

Ms. Vickie said...

Is this a typical morning? Wow no wonder you are so young and staying that way!

David said...

No Brenda I was being serious. I don't do frozen.

Cindra said...

Brenda, I was sharing your blog with my SIL in Kansas City. It was the perfect one to share... She's a grandmother, too and knows the blessings and the pains. She loved "the terrorist." She has a little chick. They are too precious (even if you want to strangle them sometimes.

kb said...

You're like the Army, you face more adversity before 7am than most people do all day!!!

Mary Lou said...

AW c'mon David...They have some really good frozen waffles and pancakes now a days!

wanda said...

Thank God for Nanas!!!!